02122022-LT-01.qxd 12/2/2022 12:50 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE CITY BOYS, GIRLS RUNNERS-UP AT LAWN TENNIS TOURNAMENT PAGE 2 Ludhiana bagged second position in boys and girls (U-17) sections in the inter-district lawn tennis tourney. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY 6 mobiles seized from Central Jail Ludhiana, December 1 A surprise checking conducted at the Central Jail in Ludhiana led to the recovery of six mobile phones. Four of the mobiles were found abandoned on the jail premises while two were recovered from the jail inmates. Assistant Jail Superintendent Inderjit Singh said on November 29, he along with his team had conducted a surprise checking in the jail. Apart from checking the belongings of the inmates, the team had also scanned each corner of the jail premises. During the checking, four cell phones along with nine sachet of chewable tobacco were found abandoned in the jail. A jail official said these phones could have been dumped by some unknown inmates and an inquiry would be conducted to identify them. In another case, two mobile phones were recovered from jail inmates identified as Kamaljit Singh Monu and Surinder Singh Sonu. Assistant Jail Superintendent Harminder Singh said that on November 29, the two inmates were taken for hearing in the district courts and when they were brought back to jail, a mobile phone each was recovered from them during frisking. The Assistant Jail Superintendent said while Surinder had concealed the phone in his clothes, Kamaljit had concealed the cell phone in his body parts. A fresh case under the Prisons Act was registered against the accused. — TNS PRIME VIDEO REVEALS TRAILER OF UK ORIGINAL SERIES THE RIG PAGE 3 Prime Video has released the official trailer of series The Rig, which features Iain Glen, Emily Hampshire. MAX 25°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 9°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5:24 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7:10 AM ~1 lakh in cash, car, two two-wheelers, sword seized from duo Tribune News Service Cops show the cash recovered from the suspects who looted a money changer in Ludhiana on Thursday. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN MY TEAM WORKED HARD TO CRACK CASE: CP “After the robbery case reported, my team comprising JCP Saumya, DCP Varinder Brar, ADCP Rupinder Sran and others worked the whole day and night to crack the case,” CP Mandeep Singh Sidhu said. He was also taking every minute update from the team members and he really applauded their efforts. helped the police in identifying them. The seven suspects had come on three two-wheelers. They had also attacked the shopkeeper with a sword. Sidhu said when the police started a probe into the matter, initially the two suspects, Pritpal and Mukesh, were identified. On their arrest, the entire conspiracy of loot was exposed. “When we questioned the duo, they disclosed the names of their two key aides namely Bobby Singh of Manohar Nagar and Karan Rajput of Kabir Basti. Accordingly, the police also nominated them in the case. Our team is already on the job to trace the whereabouts of all remaining PAGE 4 Bollywood actor and dancer Nora Fatehi set the stage on fire as she performed at the FIFA fan festival. Money changer loot case solved in 24 hrs; 2 nabbed Ludhiana, December 1 The Ludhiana police claimed to have solved a major loot incident within 24 hours of the crime in which seven robbers had looted a money changer of Rs 2 lakh. The police arrested the two suspects, identified as Pritpal Singh Prince (32) of Kailash Nagar and Mukesh Kumar (31) of Farid Nagar. The police recovered Rs 1 lakh in cash, a Honda Activa scooter (PB91M 3256), a Maruti Swift Dzire car (PB91A5656), a bullet motorcycle (without registration number) and a sword used in the crime. Pritpal runs a web channel. Commissioner of Police (CP) Mandeep Singh Sidhu, JCP (City) Saumya Mishra, DCP (Crime) Varinder Singh Brar and ADCP (Crime) Rupinder Kaur Sran addressed a press conference regarding the matter today. On Wednesday morning, seven robbers had looted a money changer, Dimmy, of Rs 2 lakh and 10 mobile phones. The suspects were captured in CCTV cameras which also NORA FATEHI WAVES INDIAN FLAG AT FIFA EVENT IN DOHA suspects involved in the robbery,” the CP said. Sidhu revealed that some of the suspects had come in a Swift Dzire car. After parking car near the spot, they joined their other aides on the motorcycles. After committing the loot, some of them fled in the car while others on the two-wheelers. One of the nabbed suspects, Mukesh, stays near the money changer’s shop due to which he was aware about his daily routine and he had the hunch that Dimmy daily carries around Rs 10 lakh in cash but on the day of the robbery, he was having only Rs 2 lakh in cash and some mobile phones, the CP said. While addressing mediapersons, Sidhu said it was a clear warning to criminals that if they would not stop committing crimes, the police would show them their real place. The police were also scanning the list of habitual offenders and they would keep a check on their activities. He also urged residents to install maximum CCTV cameras on their premises as these keep a vigil for day and night and also help police in detecting crime. FRIDAY | 2 DECEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA Man held with 280-gm heroin Ludhiana, December 1 The anti-narcotics cell-1 of the Ludhiana police nabbed a heroin smuggler and seized 280 gm of heroin from his possession. The value of the seized heroin is said to be around 1.5 crore in the international market. The suspect has been identified as Vipandeep Singh (24) of Amritsar. A case under the NDPS Act was registered. CP Mandeep Singh Sidhu, DCP (Crime) Varinder Singh Brar and ADCP (Crime) Rupinder Kaur Sran addressed a press conference in this regard on Thursday. Sidhu said the police had received a tip-off that the suspect was into the heroin smuggling trade and he was in the city to deliver a huge quantity of heroin to his clients. The police laid a trap and intercepted him. Later, 280 gm of heroin was seized from his possession, CP said. The suspect also has a notorious past as he was booked by the Amritsar police in 2017 in connection with a robbery case. Brar said now, the police remand of the suspect would be sought to bust the entire supply line. Sources said after the arrest of the suspect, the police had already identified some big suppliers of Amritsar and soon, they would also be nabbed. — TNS 3 armed miscreants take away mobike from village resident Sahnewal, December 1 Three miscreants armed with daggers managed to forcibly take away a motorbike from a resident of Kanganwal village when he was on way home from his workplace at Natt village on Wednesday. A case has been registered against the three unidentified suspects. The three suspects had come on a stolen motorbike and were snatching a mobile phone from a migrant on the same road near Texla Plastic and Metal Private Limited Factory. As they were overpowered by the people, they tried to run on their stolen bike. They failed to kick-start the motorcycle and had to drop it there fearing opposition from the public. Afterwards, they found Sarabjit Singh of Kanganwal coming from the other side of the road. They showed him a dagger and snatched his Hero Splendor motorcycle (PB 10HT 3691) and fled the spot. Chowkidars of nearby factories tried to block their way but as the miscreants had daggers in their hands, nobody tried to go near them. Sarabjt, who complained about the incident to the Kanganwal police, shared that of the three suspects, one was a thin man, aged around 20-21 years. The police have failed to get information about the whereabouts of the miscreants so far, the victim alleged. According to investigating officer Gurmail Singh, the police are trying to identify the three suspects on the basis of the CCTV footage and soon, they will be in police net. “The trio had stolen a Hero Honda Passion mobike (PB 10 GD 5801) on November 19 from Dehlon and a case has been registered against them at the Dehlon police station. They failed to kick-start the mobike. Hence, they had to leave it on the spot. The bike had been taken into police custody and further investigation is on,” he said. Residents said such incidents had become the order of the day. The miscreants roam about fearlessly and target any person they like. The police should nab such criminals at the earliest and increase patrolling during day and night. — OC 3 robbers land in police net Had looted man, friend of ~91K; case cracked in 12 hrs POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 9.30 am to 5 pm: Manjit Nagar, Lal Quarters, parts of Manohar Nagar and Azad Nagar, Geeta Nagar Street No 8, 9 and 10, Vijay Nagar, Geeta Textile Colony, Chawla Textile, Vijay Trading Company, Sanjay Gandhi Colony, MIG flats, Kishore Nagar, EWS Colony, Karam Colony and Adarsh Nagar. 10 am to 3 pm: Ajeet Nagar, rear side of Metro and area around Sacred Heart School. 10 am to 4 pm: Janpath Estate, Jhammat village, Garden Enclave, Cartan Wood NRI Block Canal Road, Waheguru Road, Guru Angad Dev Colony and New Amar Nagar. Ludhiana, December 1 The Khanna police today claimed to have solved the loot case of Rs 91,000 reported in Maloud on Wednesday and arrested three persons. The suspects have been identified as Jasvir Singh of Sihora, Gagandeep Singh of Ber Kalan and Arshad Ali of Safi Ali village. The police also recovered Rs 41,000 looted money, two mobile phones worth Rs 27,000 bought with the looted money and a motorcycle used in the crime. Payal DSP Harsimrat Chetra in a statement issued said Jaswinder Singh, along with his friend Harjit Singh, was heading home after taking a loan against gold worth Rs 91,000. When they reached near Kuhli Kalan village, two motorcycleborne persons on a mobike came near their motorcycle. Before they (complainant) could understand anything, the suspects attacked them with a sharp weapon and snatched Rs 91,000 in cash and fled, the DSP said. The DSP said when the police conducted a probe, role of Harjit’s cousin Jasvir Singh came to the fore. When Jasvir was arrested, he disclosed the names of two other suspects who committed the loot. Chetra added that later, two main suspects, Gagandeep and Arshad, was also arrested by the police. “Jasvir was aware that Jaswinder would obtain a gold loan and he would give that amount to his cousin Harjit. Accordingly, he hatched a conspiracy and asked his two friends to commit a loot. We solved the case within 12 hours,” the DSP said. he police said further probe was on in the case. — TNS District remains a swine flu hotspot with maximum deaths, cases in state 10 succumb to H1N1 influenza, 154 test positive, 701 suspected cases Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 1 Ludhiana district remains the hotspot for H1N1 influenza, commonly known as swine flu, with maximum deaths and cases in the state this season so far, the government has confirmed. With as many as 10 patients already succumbing to the infection caused by swine influenza virus (SIV) or swine-origin influenza virus, and 154 persons, including 58 local residents and 96 outsiders, testing positive, besides 701 suspected cases, comprising 271 local residents and 430 from outside, reported till Wednesday, Ludhiana has turned out to be the worst-hit district in the state, official figures have revealed. Civil Surgeon Hitinder Kaur Sohal told The Tribune here on Wednesday that another fresh positive and one more suspected case of An isolation ward exclusively set up for swine flu patients at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN HEALTH INFRA ROBUST To minimise public health risk, quality surveillance in both animal and human populations, thorough investigation of every human infection and risk-based pandemic planning are ensured. Besides, the health infrastructure has been made robust to deal with any eventuality. Surabhi Malik,DC ❝ ❞ swine influenza virus subtype A (H1N1) were reported in the district on Wednesday and both cases were of local residents. She said the district Health Department had made elaborate arrangements for the test, treatment and prevention of human infections that were primarily acquired through direct contact with infected animals or contaminated environments as these viruses have not acquired the ability of sustained transmission among humans. “We have set up exclusive isolation wards for swine flu patients and ensured adequate availability of drugs required for the treatment,” the Civil Surgeon said. Dr Sohal said the condition of all positive cases of influenza virus disease ranging from mild upper respiratory tract infection (fever and cough), early sputum production and rapid progression to severe pneumonia, sepsis with shock and acute respiratory distress syndrome, was stable and recuperating at their own places while only continued on page 2 c m y b B-19, RANI JHANSI ROAD, LUDHIANA 0161-4068916, 7087234471 SCO 200-201, SECTOR-17C, CHANDIGARH 0172-4090916, 9876008916 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK VALET CAR PARKING AVAILABLE COMING SOON IN JALANDHAR Also at : HISAR | DELHI | GURGAON | NOIDA | GHAZIABAD | BAREILLY | AGRA | LUCKNOW | KANPUR | VARANASI | PATNA | KOLKATA
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